Smoothlase™ Dr. Shiffman was instrumental in the development and testing of the procedure.
Smoothlase™ is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses fractionalized laser and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin around the mouth, chin and lips..
Smoothlase uses the safe, time-tested energy of laser to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin, all done from inside the mouth..
The effect of focused laser energy on the growth of new collagen over time.
Natural, Noticeable Results
Now there’s a way to stand firm in the face of gravity—on your terms. With Smoothlase, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.
With Smoothlase, you can go about your day after each 30 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).
The Beauty of Smoothlase
Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin around the mouth, chin, along the jawline, and under the eyes. While Smoothlase does not duplicate the results of surgery, Smoothlase has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery
Unlike dermatological lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Smoothlase works from inside the mouth, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using fractal laser technology, Smoothlase actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.
Your body’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting—or shifting—of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.
Natural. Non-Invasive. No Downtime.
The FDA-cleared Smoothlase intraoral soft tissue procedure has been established to be safe and effective in clinical studies. A Smoothlase procedure typically takes 3 ,30 minute procedures, each 2 weeks apart.. There are no special after-care requirements and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Before your procedure
No preparation whatsoever is required before your Smoothlase procedure.
During your procedure
The focused laser energy is delivered to pre-planned depths within the tissue to stimulate collagen growth.
Comfort levels vary from patient to patient and can depend on the area treated as well. Dr.Shiffman will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. The sensation you experience is associated with the focused laser energy as it is deposited below the surface of the skin. It is noticeable just while the energy is being delivered and patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
After your procedure
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take.. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days, or tingling/tenderness to the touch following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, which Dr.Shiffman will review with you.